News

  • It’s time for a Livestock Manifesto

    Farmtario, April 8, 2021: We know all too well that livestock producers count on consumers for their purchasing power and most of us are aware of the “social contract” that the agriculture industry needs to live up to with society. How is the livestock sector doing with regards to the view that society holds of it? Based on headlines and social media, not so well.

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  • New meat scientist joins University of Guelph faculty

    Professor Marcio Duarte is expected to soon join the University of Guelph’s Department of Animal Biosciences as assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology.

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  • Mentorship program participants on farm tour

    New mentorship program builds bridges

    Canadian Poultry, January 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has launched a mentorship program for new University of Guelph faculty in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CPES) to make connections to the provincial livestock industry.

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  • Beef in the spotlight on farm tour day for new Guelph faculty members

    Ontario Beef, December 2020: Beef Farmers of Ontario Past President Joe Hill’s farm was the first stop on a farm tour day organized by Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation (LRIC) for new University of Guelph faculty.

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  • Beef barn under construction at Elora

    Work continues on schedule at new beef research facilities in Elora

    Ontario Beef, October 2020: The new cow barn and some of the renovated pastures at the University of Guelph’s research farm near Elora are now in use - and work continues on construction of the new feedlot.

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  • Cattle in Namibia

    Beef: Genomic time travel for more resilient cattle

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: An international team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of 172 African cattle and retraced their genetic evolution.

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  • Climate Change: Breed type doesn't influence cattle methane emission

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Scientists in Wales have found that breed type has little impact on methane emission levels in cattle.

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  • Automation: Effectiveness of agtech solutions on ranches being put to the test

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Researchers evaluating the effectiveness of ag technology on cattle ranches in Western Canada.

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  • Sustainability: One challenge, many answers, three approaches

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Alberta prof proposes systems approach to enhancing grassland biodiversity.

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